Microsoft’s NextGen consoles, the Xbox Series X and Series S made their market debut on November 10, 2020. The first has been difficult to get hold of since. Are both consoles currently available in stock? We take stock of the situation.
Where and at what price to buy the Xbox Series X or the Series S?
The Xbox Series X and Series S have been available since the official release date of November 10, 2020. The Series X is priced at € 499.99 while the S Series is € 299.99. But as we feared even before launch, the stock depletion that started during pre-orders is still going on.
As of July 20, 2021, Xbox Series X is not available from Xbox or authorized resellers. However, we are seeing periodic drops as is the case for the PS5. Here is a list of the merchants who should offer them in the coming days. We’ll update this article as soon as Xbox Series X becomes available in stock.
Acheter la Xbox Series X
Acheter la Xbox Series S
The lite version of Microsoft’s NextGen console is much easier to buy. They can be found in stock at several authorized resellers at the recommended price of € 299.99. The Xbox Series S is also a new generation console and allows you to enjoy the same games as those designed for the Series X but in a lower definition. If gaming in native 4K isn’t a priority for you, then the S Series is for you. The other particularity of this console is that it is 100% digital.
What is Xbox All Access and does it buy Xbox Series X or Series S?
Xbox All Access is a new service from Microsoft that allowspurchase an Xbox Series X or Series X in multiple payments. The principle is simple: you pay € 24.99 per month for 24 months, and can buy the console, but also a 2-year subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
In France, Xbox All Access is available in Fnac and Micromania stores who are currently the only partners in the operation. Enough to enjoy a catalog of more than a hundred games, including titles specially optimized for the Xbox Series X.
Which datasheet for the Xbox Series X?
The most powerful console from Microsoft, the Xbox Series X offers a very muscular technical sheet including a processor based on the Zen 2 architecture and engraved in 7nm, which is the same as the upcoming Ryzen 3000 and 4000 CPUs that are now stealing the spotlight from Intel processors. The X Series CPU is an 8-core clocked at 3.8 GHz.
The latter also embeds a GPU signed AMD, based on the RDNA 2 architecture. We are talking about a GPU embedding no less than 52 computing units clocked at 1825 GHz. Thanks to it, the Xbox Series X will be able to deliver a raw power of 12 TFLOPS. Also, the GDDR6 RAM memory has a capacity of 16 GB. To sum up, here is the Xbox Series X datasheet.
- Processor : 8 cores at 3.8 GHz, Zen 2 architecture
- GPU : 52 CPU at 1825 GHz, RDNA 2 GPU, 12 TFLOPS raw power
- Engraving fineness : 7 nm
- Memory : 16 Go GDDR6 avec bus 320b
- Memory bandwidth : 10 Go à 560 Go / s, 6 Go à 336 Go / s
- Internal storage : Custom 1TB NVME SSD
- SSD read speed : 2,4 Go / s (brut), jusqu’à 4,8 Go / s
- Expandable storage : slot d’extension de 1 To (SSD)
- External storage (HDD) : Support USB 3.2 external hard drive
- Optical drive : 4K UHD Blu-Ray player
- Performance target : 4K at 60 FPS, up to 120 FPS
Which datasheet for the Xbox Series S?
More compact, less expensive, the Xbox Series S is logically less powerful than its big sister. That said, this variant has frankly nothing to be ashamed of given what it has to offer.
- 100% digital (no optical disc drive)
- 1440p gaming and 4K compatibility (upscaling)
- Framerate up to 120 fps
- Ray tracing
- Compatible VRS (Variable Rate Shading)
- Comaptible VRR (variable refresh rate)
- Ultra low latencies
- Custom 512 GB NVME SSD (compatible with the architecture Xbox Velocity)
- 4K video streaming
- Instant switching from one game to another
- 60% smaller than the Xbox Series X